Monitor Forming-Process Parameters and Equipment

October 2, 2019


Schuler Inc.
Booth D46055

Schuler showcases smart forming technology via sophisticated sensors and actuators in its latest machines.

Machine components can be monitored for changes, wear and damage to optimize the maintenance process. For this purpose, regular test runs of the system are performed in which vibration data, torque progressions and energy consumption, among other things, are measured, stored and compared. Sensors in the press bed and slide record the acceleration per stroke for example, enabling stampers to monitor the forming processes in detail.

The most recent example is the completely redesigned MC 125 stamping press. Thanks to additional integrated sensors, its condition can be fully monitored at all times, even from mobile devices.

And, the company’s servo-driven presses come with Smart Assist software that guides the user through the setup process step-by-step with the aid of videos and graphics; automatically optimizes the movement curves of the slide and transfer; and transfers the data to the overall system. Compared to setting up the system manually, which can take as long as 8 hr., Smart Assist reduces the process to 30 min., according to company officials.

Also, for hot stamping, Schuler’s process-monitoring solution records the exact temperature of blanks as they leave the furnace, the amount of time that passes before they are placed in the die, the press force applied and many other parameters.

Industry-Related Terms: Bed, Die, Forming, Stroke, Torque, Transfer
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms

 

See also: Schuler Incorporated

Technologies: Sensing/Electronics/IOT

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